Meaning of “tell someone/something apart” in the English Dictionary


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tell someone/something apart

phrasal verb with tell us /tel/ verb past tense and past participle told /toʊld/

to recognize the difference between people or things that are similar:

Many people have a hard time telling less expensive perfumes apart.

(Definition of “tell someone/something apart” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)